Founded in 1853, the University of Melbourne is the second oldest university in Australia and the oldest in Victoria. The main campus is in Parkville.
With several other campuses located across Victoria, the University of Melbourne consistently ranks among the best universities in Australia and the world.
With its landscaped gardens and a mix of interesting architecture, it's well worth taking a stroll through the grounds. Look out for the Old Quadrangle and ornate residential colleges on College Crescent, including Newman College, Trinity College and Queen's College.
The university also houses the quirky Percy Grainger Museum.